Seoul articles

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A co-working space in South Korea gets culture-specific

Seoul – Seoul-based Station Neo, designed by Atelier Archi@Mosphere, was conceived when the particularities of the local culture in mind.

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A 90s house in Seoul gets a colourful update

Seoul – Daniel Valle Architects brought a typical 90s dwelling straight into the present with a process that mirrored the history of the neighbourhood. 

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Kenzo presents a fashion-forward façade to win over shoppers in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea – Multidisciplinary design studio Rafael de Cárdenas created a new storefront for Kenzo’s Gangnam flagship taking inspiration from the fashion trade.

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Designed for intimate discovery, OMA’s Hyundai showroom is spatial marketing

Seoul, South Korea – With its ‘sumptuously spartan’ store concept, OMA / AMO redefines the traditional car dealership with the Genesis Gangnam showroom.

 

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Obstacle, spectacle – Vavas uses a sculptural display to bridge and divide

SEOUL – The Vavas eyewear store in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam District, gives centre stage to a display object that’s both rough boulder and sleek stainless steel.

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Suspend your disbelief: WGNB designs on the ceiling

Seoul – WGNB clears the floor with a display system that draws inspiration from an Asian lottery game for a minimalist multi-brand store.

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Migliore+Servetto’s artistry in architecture for Max Mara Coats!

Seoul – Migliore + Servetto Architects designs an immersive set up for Max Mara’s fifth retrospect exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

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Snarkitecture inverts its approach for Cos in its current collaboration with the fashion brand

Seoul – From Gana Art Center, Alex Mustonen – one half of Snarkitecture – discusses the impact of physically engaging installations in this day and age.

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Vonsung designs with balance in a pilates studio

Seoul – Vonsung combines spa-like aesthetics with a multifunctional workout facility in Pilates the Balance to encourage health and wellbeing.  

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Jinsik Kim exhibition lets raw materials speak for themselves

SEOUL – With minimal shapes and designs, Jinsik Kim shows the aesthetic and functional potential offered by materials alone in their purest form.

Deep House by Poly.m.ur. Photos Kyungsub Shin
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Poly.m.ur's Deep House is a culmination of solutions for a brief of clashing elements

SEOUL – Keeping in line with Korean building regulations isn't the easiest part of an architect's job. Keeping clients happy isn't always a breeze either.

Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
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Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.